The Mission of the CMEC
Founded in 2015, the Charlotte Mason Education Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization which exists to provide educational programs, training, and support for the study and advancement of Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy and methods.
The Vision of the CMEC
Read more about our History and Initiatives.
Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is made up teachers, homeschool educators, parents, and financial supporters committed to educating the whole child through CMEC programs.
President – Amy Snell
With a graduate degree in Literature from the University of California-Irvine, Amy taught in a variety of classroom environments. She then discovered the 19th century British educator, Charlotte Mason, whose philosophy quickly convinced her to begin homeschooling her five children. As her family thrived using Mason’s methods, Amy wanted to share and learn more about Mason’s philosophy with others, including speaking at the Charlotte Mason Institute National Conference, hosting Mason book discussions and workshops for parents, running a Nature Study Club, facilitating Truth, Beauty, Goodness afternoons, and creating the Mason Academy, as director, teacher, and parent, in the Philadelphia area and in Princeton, NJ. Amy now serves as the Board President of the Charlotte Mason Educational Center and as its Curriculum and Methodology Consultant.
Treasurer - Andrew Daly
Justin "Andrew" Daly serves as a Client Investment Strategist for SEI's U.S. Institutional Advisory Team. He is responsible for working with SEI’s institutional retirement, foundation, endowment, and healthcare clients on their alternative portfolio strategies, providing strategic advice for their unique goals and objectives. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Grove City College, Pennsylvania.
Secretary – Tim Schanne
Timothy Schanne is the Manager of Quality at Bremerton Housing Authority in Bremerton, Washington. In this role, Tim oversees strategic planning, strategy execution and performance improvement. Prior to that, Tim worked as a management consultant for the Center for Applied Research (CFAR) in Philadelphia.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Germanic Language and Literature from the University of Kansas, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia Graduate School of Business. He holds a Project Management Certificate from the Project Management Institute and Certification of Achievement–Alliance Management Certificate from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and is a recent graduate of Leadership Kitsap in Kitsap County, Washington.
Board Member - Erin Daly
Erin Daly holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Erin started her career as a consultant for the Treasury and Banking industry. She became interested in educational philosophy after starting a family. Erin and her family run the publishing company Riverbend Press, providing notebooks and artist prints to the Mason community. Erin is the Director of The Mason Academy which provides weekly educational programs for homeschool students in grades K-12.
Board Member - Austin Detwiler
Austin Detwiler received a master’s degree in theology from Villanova University after finishing his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Theory at the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. During and after graduate school, Austin taught at The Mason Academy for two years, where he was fortunate to become deeply acquainted with the thought Charlotte Mason. He now works for American Philanthopic, a national strategic consulting firm for nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining American Philanthropic Austin was the Assistant Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova and an adjunct professor in Villanova’s Augustine and Culture Seminar Program. Austin is deeply committed to education and the task of introducing students to the rich and beautiful kingdom of literature, history, and philosophy – an introduction he was lucky to receive in his college years. In addition to his work with the CMEC and American Philanthropic, Austin serves on the Board of Directors at Martin Saints Classical High School and as a director of the Philadelphia Catholic Scholars Program.
Board Member – Kristy Luke
Kristy Luke has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Miami University. Upon graduation, she worked for a nonprofit serving inner-city children in Washington, D.C. She then moved to Philadelphia for an internship at a private inner-city school. Desiring to continue her career in education, she joined Project START at the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Project START was developed to guide new educators in addressing challenges and opportunities in urban education. Upon completion of her program, Kristy taught 3rd and 4th grade for five years before starting her own family. Kristy has been homeschooling her three children for six years using the educational philosophies of Charlotte Mason.